Birmingham: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and her partner Asser announced their wedding on social media yesterday and the internet cannot keep calm. From politicians to activists, all have poured in their wishes to the couple on their special day.
Announcing the life event, Ms Yousafzai tweeted, “Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
Ms Yousafzai was born in Pakistan. She was shot at by Taliban terrorists in 2012 when she was only 11 for speaking out publicly on behalf of girls and their right to learn, which made her a target in Pakistan, where, in her own words, “welcoming a baby girl is not always cause for celebration.”
She was taken to a hospital in Birmingham, where she recovered and later continued her activism for education for the girl child.
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2014 and became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate. She went to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and graduated in 2020. She continues to work for the girl’s education, especially in rural Pakistan where extremism and terrorism has compelled many families to stop their daughters get educated, for the fear of being executed.